13 Jul Staying hydrated on the go
It has been hot, hot, hot in Western WA over the last few weeks. Now the big challenge is staying hydrated and healthy while enjoying the weather.
When you get dehydrated, not only does it impact your health but it also impacts your mood. I know that when I get too hot and I’m a bit hungry and dehydrated-look out! I’m a bit of a grump ☺
Here are my top 4 snacks to have on hand if you’re outside enjoying this hot weather.
Let’s tackle hydration first. I love the comments I receive from some of my clients when I talk to them about hydration…”I don’t like water, it doesn’t taste like anything”. You’re right, it doesn’t! So, if you need your water to taste like something-make it something good and healthy.
Here are my two of my favorite ways to stay hydrated.
Sambazon 100 Juices – This is the original Amazon superfood juice with exactly the same powerhouse of antioxidants and healthy omegas – just with a little less sugar. Made with all organic and GMO free ingredients sustainably sourced in the Brazilian Amazon. And bonus: only 100 calories or less per bottle! You could even mix with some sparkling water to create your own mocktail.
I love this new blueberry burst flavor from Oxylent. They have designed this formula for athletes but gardening in this heat right now feels like quite the workout to me ☺
Many people forget that during exercise there is mineral loss-one of the keys to ensure your body stays at an optimal level is to replenish these minerals. Oxylent contains the highest quality on the market and are all science backed. With no sugar, no caffeine, no GMOS.
Bare Snacks: I think I will change the name of this snack to Can’t Put Them Down-BARE Snacks. These snacks have the perfect combo of sweet, crunchy & tart and I also love that there’s one ingredient-apples! And only 90 calories a bag with 4 grams of fiber.
Bare™ All Natural Crunchy Apple Chips are made with real, fresh apples from Washington and are always baked, never fried, gluten free, Non-GMO, fat free with no added sugar or preservatives, and a good source of dietary fiber.
I’m a big fan of Edamame. It’s a good source of fiber and a great protein hit. In fact, 1 cup of in the pod edamame has more than 10 grams of protein (approximately). I always buy the organic frozen (usually at Costco) and boil them for less than a minute. I drain them, sprinkle with a little salt or jazz it up with some chili powder and throw them into a Ziploc.